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Prelinger Archives
favoritefavoritefavorite Oct 20, 2004
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Apparently the Shippingport reactor had quite a long life and was finally stopped in the late 70's....

Tour of the first commercial nuclear power plant.
Topic: Atomic-nuclear: Energy

Apparently the Shippingport reactor had quite a long life and was finally stopped in the late 70's....

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favoritefavoritefavorite Oct 12, 2005
movies
eye 17,602
favorite 11
comment 3
favoritefavoritefavorite

Apparently the Shippingport reactor had quite a long life and was finally stopped in the late 70's....

Tour of the first commercial nuclear power plant.
Topic: Atomic-nuclear: Energy

Apparently the Shippingport reactor had quite a long life and was finally stopped in the late 70's....

Prelinger Archives
Nov 28, 2016
movies
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favorite 2
comment 1

Skeletal Entry

Prelinger Archives
Sep 11, 2016
movies
eye 2,203
favorite 5
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with Dr. John Pierce

Prelinger Archives
Sep 24, 2016
movies
eye 38,314
favorite 63
comment 10

Exhaustive (and sexist) explanation of personal care and daily habits of cleanliness, demonstrating how to keep the skin, hair, nails, and teeth clean and healthy. Partially filmed at Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.
Topics: Health and hygiene, Colleges and universities, Gender roles

Prelinger Archives
Feb 8, 2016
movies
eye 317
favorite 2
comment 1

Prelinger Archives
Nov 27, 2016
movies
eye 321
favorite 2
comment 1

Skeletal Entry

Prelinger Archives
Jan 27, 2013
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eye 1,098
favorite 1
comment 1

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Feb 5, 2017
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Shows the Bell System's modern cable ship laying Transatlantic Cable No. 3 and Transpacific Cable No. 1 from Hawaii to Japan. Shows also the cable links from Guam to the Philippines, the second Hawaiian cable into San Luis Obispo and the Florida-Virgin Islands system. VS C.S. Long Line ship. 12:01:19:28 Pan over blueprint of enormous ship with helicopter landing and helicopter on deck. 12:02:05:29 Architects building models in studio. 12:02:19:11 Series of shots shows model of structure...

Prelinger Archives
Jun 21, 2005
movies
eye 32,254
favorite 38
comment 2

Dramatic presentation of steel production.
Topics: Metals: Steel, Labor: 1930s

Prelinger Archives
Oct 5, 2013
movies
eye 1,215
favorite 5
comment 1

with Dr. John Pierce

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movies
eye 500
favorite 5
comment 0

How scientific agriculture changes the life and taste of the chicken.
Topics: poultry, farming

Prelinger Archives
Oct 26, 2012
movies
eye 3,301
favorite 12
comment 1

Excellent footage of different regions of Oregon, emphasizing nature and wildlife

Prelinger Archives
May 10, 2016
movies
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favorite 5
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Why and how the Distant Early Warning (DEW Line) system of attack detection was devised. How radar principles and specially devised techniques were used by the Bell System. The logistics and construction in Arctic wastelands which are now open to further development. "ATTENTION PROJECTIONISTS: This chart will help you make sure that your picture will be focused properly before the show starts. Adjust the lens so that the bells in the corners and the two words are all sharply focused. Now...

Prelinger Archives
Oct 1, 2012
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Takes the viewer to the hottest, coldest, rainiest and driest places in the United States as it unfolds the complete weather story. Includes sequences on the various types of winds and cloud formations and explains how meteorologists use scientific and other means to assist them in making their daily weather forecasts.

Prelinger Archives
Jan 21, 2013
movies
eye 70,443
favorite 49
comment 5

How scientific agriculture changes the life and taste of the chicken.
Topic: Agriculture: Poultry

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movies
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favorite 6
comment 0

On the study of sound by researchers at Bell Labs.
Topics: sound, music, Bell Laboratories

Prelinger Archives
Nov 22, 2012
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eye 1,753
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Prelinger Archives
Feb 9, 2016
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eye 611
favorite 2
comment 1

Prelinger Archives
Nov 23, 2012
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eye 1,054
favorite 0
comment 1

Prelinger Archives
Mar 20, 2018
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eye 27,290
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comment 9

Topics: telephones, communication, Bell System, Manifest Destiny, United States expansion

Prelinger Archives
Mar 10, 2017
movies
eye 558
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About Agilon synthetic fiber, used in nylon stocking and hosiery.

Prelinger Archives
Mar 8, 2018
movies
eye 437
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06:47:36:26 Man in bowler hat approached engineer in large office seated at desk. Engineer explains the basics of telephony and the future breakthroughs that need to take place in the technology. Engineer explains to layman visitor the basics of repeaters, amplifiers, and loading coils. 06:52:15:08 Camera zooms in on door with decal on foggy glass window “Repeater Development”; VS folders full of papers superimposed over shot of door, folders have Laboratories Folder labels, one folder...

Soundtrack
Topics: remembertheadventure, raidersradio, bridgetoyesterday

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movies
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Instructional film for telephone operators.
Topics: Communication: Telephone, Occupations: Communications, Gender roles

Prelinger Archives
Jan 3, 2017
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About Agilon synthetic fiber, used in nylon stocking and hosiery.

National Film Preservation Foundation
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Dramatized documentary supporting workplace mechanization.  Men and Machines  argues that the introduction of labor-saving machines results in cost savings and more leisure time for Americans. The concluding narration accompanies a montage of consumer goods and reminds viewers that “we Americans are sitting on top of the world.” Note:  The film was distributed in a multimedia package as part of the “Business Facts Program” for employers. Also released in 16mm. Remade in 1947.
Topic: sponsored film

Prelinger Archives
Aug 27, 2018
movies
eye 11,947
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Tribute to the strengths of the American system of free enterprise, funded by a large manufacturers' association. Young Jerry, who stops to observe a rowdy labor action at a local factory, is almost drawn into a brawl but for a policeman who takes him into "protective custody" and drives him home. There, Gramp explains how every man, woman and child in town has a stake in the factory's success, and convinces Jerry that modern capitalism isn't all bad.
Topics: Free enterprise, Economics

National Film Preservation Foundation
movies
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favorite 4
comment 0

First breast-cancer-awareness film released for wide distribution. Promoting self-examination as an early detection technique, the film shows women how to check for breast cancer symptoms. Note:  The ACS reported 1,300 prints in circulation in the first year of release. The film was said to have reached 1 million women over the age of 35. Also distributed in a 16-minute version. Revised version,  Time and Two Women , released in 1958.
Topic: sponsored film

Prelinger Archives
Jan 12, 2015
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eye 30,876
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How direct long distance dialing made the U.S. a smaller place, and how instantaneous direct communication between Americans without operator assistance became possible.
Topics: Communication: Telephone, Infrastructure: Information

National Film Preservation Foundation
movies
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Promotional film introducing self-service long-distance dialing. Showing the prototype service in Englewood, New Jersey,  The Nation at Your Fingertips  demonstrates how direct dial and the new area code system enable callers to make contact instantly without operator assistance. The film ends with a corporate promise to continue the AT&T tradition of technological innovation.
Topic: sponsored film

Prelinger Archives
Feb 28, 2012
movies
eye 32,016
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Chemistry gives birth to new synthetics benefitting women, in this case sheer stockings.
Topics: Fashion, Synthetics, Gender roles

Comedy Films
Oct 20, 2012
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This is an industrial film produced for B. F. Goodrich Co. Stars: Harry Langdon and Monte Collins
Topics: Comedy, Short

Prelinger Archives
Mar 15, 2015
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eye 2.6M
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Children as carriers and victims of infections.
Topic: Health and hygiene

Prelinger Archives
Mar 12, 2017
movies
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SHOWS HOW COLDS ARE SPREAD BY SNEEZING, COUGHING & CARELESS HANDLING OF INFECTED ARTICLES. OUTLINES PRECAUTIONS TO FOLLOW TO PREVENT SPREAD OF COLDS.

Prelinger Archives
Jan 24, 2017
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favorite 4
comment 1

Visible lines of transportation -- rivers, roads and rails -- traverse the landscape and enable the movement of people, freight and information in its physical form. In the mid-nineteenth century the invention of the telegraph split off the movement of information from the transportation of tangible things, and for the first time information moved reliably and almost instantaneously. Telegraph lines followed the railroads and became the means by which movements of freight and people was...

Prelinger Archives
Jun 17, 2017
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As Jerry passes the local Manson factory, a crowd is gathered outside. He stops to see "the fun." Someone on a soap box is shouting "down with this, and down with that" and then a stone is thrown through the factory window. Jerry would have gotten into the brawl that followed, but Mike, a policeman and friend of the boy's grandfather, takes him home in "protective custody." After a stroll, Gramp and Jerry sit down on the City Hall steps to chat. The old man knew...

Prelinger Archives
May 21, 2017
movies
eye 295
favorite 1
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Skeletal Entry

Prelinger Archives
Jun 10, 2012
movies
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The Lost Acidplanet
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LOW-QUALITY VERSION, for 56k modems -- please note that actual audio quality is far better than what you'll hear in this version... A track by the Surf Rock band Friends of Dennis Wilson from Detroit, which I mixed in Acid. It was recorded in August 2004 in a very 'garage rock' setting, in lead-singer Tony's living room with crap mics on a VS-880. It's worth noting that I could have mixed this in any one of several Windows audio software suites, but all the other options SUCKED compared to the...
Topics: acidplanet, archiveteam

Prelinger Archives
Nov 9, 2012
movies
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Tells the story of development of Bakelite materials and rapid expansion of uses for these man-made products since 1909 when discovery was first made. Film demonstrates the extent to which plastics have become an integral part of daily experience. Scientist explains to a curious reporter the inventions of Dr. Baekeland; VS of Bakelite plastic products and the process of their production. 23:26:56:21 1950s to 1960s train speeds past camera. 23:26:59:22 CU landing boat plane. 23:28:36:29...

Prelinger Archives
Mar 21, 2016
movies
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Shots to be logged. Heavy use of opticals. Beautifully shot. Title: "Who changes the old and creates the new, serves Progress! This story of progress is the story of the search for 'Better Things for Better Living -- Through Chemistry.'" Great title sequence with clean shot of 8 test tubes pouring smoking liquid down to bottom of frame. Dynamite and explosions. Manufacture of motion picture film.

Prelinger Archives
Mar 21, 2016
movies
eye 468
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Prelinger Archives
Oct 31, 2017
movies
eye 960
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"The development of a foetus [fetus] is followed in detail, and the absence of a common bloodstream is emphasized." "presents vital information accurately and in good taste"

Prelinger Archives
Jan 27, 2013
movies
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Americans waste over one billion dollars a year on worthless health products and practices. This film exposes the cunning traps and trappings of the fraud, the quack, and the charlatan who prey on all strata of our society. In a series of vignettes, it tells us how to distinguish between legitimate and fraudulent health services and products and how to outwit the quack and quackery. Tells how to distinguish between legitimate and fraudulent health services and products and how to outwit quacks.

Prelinger Archives
Sep 14, 2013
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06:47:36:26 Man in bowler hat approached engineer in large office seated at desk. Engineer explains the basics of telephony and the future breakthroughs that need to take place in the technology. Engineer explains to layman visitor the basics of repeaters, amplifiers, and loading coils. 06:52:15:08 Camera zooms in on door with decal on foggy glass window “Repeater Development”; VS folders full of papers superimposed over shot of door, folders have Laboratories Folder labels, one folder...

Prelinger Archives
Sep 23, 2016
movies
eye 1,215
favorite 3
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Old Charleston, South Carolina. Historic buildings and street scenes.

Prelinger Archives
Nov 24, 2015
movies
eye 16,552
favorite 10
comment 2

Instructional film for telephone operators.
Topics: Communication: Telephone, Occupations: Communications, Gender roles

Prelinger Archives
May 26, 2014
movies
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favorite 13
comment 6

Instructional film for telephone operators.
Topics: Communication: Telephone, Occupations: Communications, Gender roles

National Film Preservation Foundation
movies
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favorite 0
comment 0

Driver safety cartoon, told through song, created as part of an insurance company’s public education program. When Pandora opens her box, goblins “Carelessness” and “Discourtesy” escape to cause traffic accidents. Good fairies “Carefulness” and “Courtesy” charm the goblins back into the box.
Topic: sponsored film

Prelinger Archives
Aug 21, 2016
movies
eye 820
favorite 4
comment 1

Visible lines of transportation -- rivers, roads and rails -- traverse the landscape and enable the movement of people, freight and information in its physical form. In the mid-nineteenth century the invention of the telegraph split off the movement of information from the transportation of tangible things, and for the first time information moved reliably and almost instantaneously. Telegraph lines followed the railroads and became the means by which movements of freight and people was...

Community Audio
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This is a collection of audio dramas from a YouTube producer that went the way of the Dodo way back in 2016. They were only available on YouTube for a very short time.  It is basically two high schools kids messing around with sound effects; they are very amateaurish. But, this is a must for fan audio collectors!
Topics: doctor who, dr who, Doctor Who, Dr. Who

Prelinger Archives
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14:24:36:00 MS man with moustache in single-breasted 1930s style suit seated at desk speaks to camera: “If there is one thing we are all interested in, it is our future. More than anything else, we want to how we are going to get on, earn more money, build better homes, have higher standards of living. One thing is certain our grandfather’s never dreamed of the progress American industry has achieved in recent years.” 14:35:00:07 VS industrial plants and factory. 14:35:30:08 Two men...

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May 5, 2016
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An impression of a basic industry. 23:11:32:00 Steel: A Symphony of Industry 23:11:38:00 strange “collage” like shots of factories - superimposed with med wide shot of marching workers (23:11:53:00) 23:12:17:00 wide shot of back steel cranes, oil rig-like structures (23:12:19:00) 23:12:27:00 med shot of construction worker standing on girder 23:12:29:00 MCU of construction worker shouting - “Steel” appears over his chest (23:12:31:00) 23:12:36:00 CU of steel girder - girder lifted away...

Prelinger Archives
Feb 13, 2004
movies
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Instructional film for telephone operators emphasizing on-the-job cooperation.
Topics: Communication: Telephone, Occupations: Communications, Gender roles

Prelinger Archives
Oct 7, 2015
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Though this sex education film concentrates on presenting the anatomy and physiology of human reproduction in sober medical terms, its release kicked off a controversy in many American cities and towns over the legitimacy of sex education in the public schools. The film is narrated from the point of view of an adult who tries to decide how to answer his son's natural questions about sex and reproduction. With excellent diagrams of the reproductive process.
Topics: Sex education, Biology: Reproduction, Families

One of many films sponsored by the National Association of Manufacturers during the Depression to foster faith in the economic leadership of its corporate members.  Let’s Go America!  suggests that the creative spirit that led to America’s development will continue to shape its economy. It ends with two young men and a woman driving a swank roadster toward the glowing future, which promises television, air conditioning, air travel, and innovative home design.
Topic: sponsored film

Drama illustrating the contribution of free enterprise, technology, and Westinghouse products to the American way of life.  The Middleton Family at the New York World’s Fair  pits a bohemian artist boyfriend against an all-American electrical engineer who believes in improving society by working through corporations. In experiencing together Westinghouse’s technological marvels at the fair, the family win back their daughter from her left-leaning boyfriend. Among the memorable moments are...
Topic: sponsored film

Community Video
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Produced by Audio Productions, Inc., NY, NY 1950 Produced in the 1950s, "Stop Fires Save Jobs" was produced by  Audio Productions, Inc., NY, NY   for  American insurance companies as part of an educational program in co-ordination with National Fire Prevention Week.  The film was widely screened at corporations and civic clubs across the country in the 1950s and shown as part of Civil Defense preparedness training.  The film introduces the common causes of industrial fires and...
Topics: Fire Safety, Fire Protection Engineering, Fire, Fire alarm, Fire Extinguisher, Industrial Fire,...

Prelinger Archives
Jan 24, 2006
movies
eye 17,058
favorite 16
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Examines the varied activities in the life of an average working man's family in a German industrial city after World War II.
Topic: Germany

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Shows mass production of Ford cars in an assembly line; the research necessary to carry on the work; design, styling and modeling of new automobile models; materials that go into the making of the Ford. LS "Ford Industries Cover The World" relief globe slowly turning inside building. Pan over the River Rouge complex at Dearborn, Michigan Ford Rotunda with futuristic vehicles in front Mercury Eight great assembly line sequences proving grounds new and modern Ford factories Ford Benzol...

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Produced to convince Depression-weary Americans that new frontiers still lay ahead. Excellent compilation of stock shots of 1930s-era manufacturing, research laboratories and industry.
Topics: Great Depression (1930s), Manufacturing, Manifest Destiny

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Full of GREAT stock shots of 1930s manufacturing, research laboratories and industry Lowell Thomas sitting at desk in studio Art card: map of United States with various shots matted in “There are no new frontiers within our borders.” “To what new horizons can we look now? Where are tomorrow’s opportunities? What’s ahead in America for you and your children?” Men and women walking towards light, indistinct rapture space (great shot) Lighted question mark in sky (good) Dramatized...

Prelinger Archives
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Full of GREAT stock shots of 1930s manufacturing, research laboratories and industry Lowell Thomas sitting at desk in studio Art card: map of United States with various shots matted in “There are no new frontiers within our borders.” “To what new horizons can we look now? Where are tomorrow’s opportunities? What’s ahead in America for you and your children?” Men and women walking towards light, indistinct rapture space (great shot) Lighted question mark in sky (good) Dramatized...

Educational Films
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Endocrine Glands: How They Affect You Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Uses animation to show the location of endocrine glands in the human body and to explain how hormones which are secreted by these glands affect growth, metabolism, sexual development, and behavior. Discusses the use of animal hormones in the treatment of human diseases.
Topics: Endocrinology, Hormones, Hormones, Hormones